New Horry County emergency management director comes with experience

  • Source: WBTW-TV CBS 13 Florence
  • Published: 06/01/2023 08:28 PM

VIDEO: There’s a chance Horry County might have to activate its new, multimillion-dollar emergency operations center this hurricane season, and if it does, a familiar face will call the shots there. Horry County named Sam Hodge its new emergency management director in April. Hodge led Georgetown County Emergency Management for more than a decade before retiring in 2019. During that time, he earned South Carolina Emergency Manager of the Year in 2011 and 2013. That time, however, is just a fraction of the 30-plus years Hodge has spent in local public safety. He also has served as a firefighter at Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Rescue and as a battalion chief at Midway Fire Rescue. News13 Anchor Meghan Miller sat down with Hodge ahead of hurricane season for his first TV interview since accepting the role.


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